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    July 30, 2013

    M’s Surf Shack

    CONTRIBUTED BY MARISSA MATSUZAKI What would life on an island be like without a surf shop? Having the beach in your backyard, watching the waves, and having no decent place to buy dry shirts, wetsuits,…
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    September 4, 2012

    Typhoon Bolaven – August 2012

    CONTRIBUTED BY MARIE LEWIS Here's a little somethin' somethin' to email to your parents/friends who wanted to know what Bolaven was like. And a good reminder to all of us of the experience. Maybe…
  • Newlywed-Snorkeling
    July 29, 2012

    Newlywed PCS, Part 11: Likes & Dislikes

    For those of you planning a move to Okinawa soon, we hope Marie's descriptions of the process of their travel and first months of settling in can help you with a few of the "unknowns."  To read more…
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    August 30, 2011

    Typhoon Experience in Okinawa

    CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH FILLMAN Songda View Typhoon Before These are before and after shots that I captured of Typhoon Songda that swept over Okinawa on May 28, 2011. A day or two before the storm, I…
  • Man-Yi
    August 1, 2011

    Typhoon Preparedness for Okinawa

    CONTRIBUTED BY AVIVA BOWMAN As a four-year veteran of Okinawa, I’ve been through a couple of typhoons, the worst of which was Man-Yi in 2007. It was a near direct hit by a category 4, sustained…
  • Should You Bring The Kitchen Sink?
    July 14, 2007

    Sayonara, Man-Yi!

    CONTRIBUTED BY MEREDITH NOVARIO You're safe and dry, right? And your lawn or sidewalk is piled high with typhoon carnage. And your power is on. And the windows are quiet. And the dog isn't a quivering…
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